Dr. Farrukh Shah

Farrukh Shah, MD
Red Cell Disorders Unit, Department of Haematology, Whittington
Hospital NHS and University College London Hospitals
London, UK

Farrukh Shah trained in haematology at University College London Hospitals (UCLH), London, UK, and completed her MD thesis titled “The relationship between non-transferrin bound iron and iron overload in thalassaemia and sickle syndromes” under the supervision of Professor John Porter. Dr Shah was appointed Consultant Haematologist at the Whittington Hospital NHS and University College London Hospitals, London, UK, in 2004. She became Fellow of The Royal College of Pathologists in 2008.

Dr Shah has a specialist interest in the management of transfusional iron overload and  haemoglobinopathies. She is actively involved in clinical research in iron chelation and is a local investigator  and national investigator for a number of clinical trials. She also works as a medical adviser to the UK Thalassaemia Society and has contributed to book chapters with reference to chelation for both the UK Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell guidelines. Dr Shah teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at UCL and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals.

She speaks a number of languages, which has enabled her to communicate directly with some of the communities from India and Pakistan, and she has been invited to conduct a number of broadcasts about thalassaemia to ethnic minority groups.

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